Additional COVID tests for business travellers in Singapore

Singapore's Multi-Ministry Taskforce noted yesterday that travellers under the Business Travel Pass Scheme (BTP Scheme) are now required to undergo COVID-19 PCR tests on days three, seven and 14 upon their return. An additional serology test will also be required on day three.

Travellers are also to avoid events with more than eight attendees within 14 days of returning to Singapore.
Travellers are also to avoid events with more than eight attendees within 14 days of returning to Singapore. Photo courtesy: Changi Airport

These enhanced testing requirements serve to minimise the risk of potential incubating cases leaking into the community, an official statement read.

Travellers are also to avoid events with more than eight attendees within 14 days of returning to Singapore.

The Taskforce stressed, "As compliance to the border measures in this scheme is crucial to safeguarding public health and helping to curb potential transmission of COVID-19 to the community, BTP holders must comply with the border measures in this scheme or risk having their BTPs revoked."

The BTP Scheme was introduced in June 2020 to facilitate essential business travel for senior executives based in Singapore, with regional or international responsibilities, who need to travel regularly for work.

BTP travellers are required to abide by a strict controlled itinerary when travelling. Upon return, BTP travellers will undergo an on-arrival COVID-19 PCR test and are required to be isolated in a single location until they obtain a negative result for their test.

In addition, travellers are required to use TraceTogether, avoid all forms of public transport within 14 days of return, comply with safe management measures at their workplace and abide by all other prevailing measures applicable to local residents.

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